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Title: Letter from Waterhouse & Bowes to William Percival, September 7, 1859: Electronic Edition.
Author: Waterhouse & Bowes (Raleigh, NC)
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Bari Helms
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-07-22, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: William A. Graham Papers (#285), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Waterhouse & Bowes to William Percival, September 7, 1859
Author: Waterhouse & Bowes
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 285 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Waterhouse & Bowes to William Percival, September 7, 1859
Waterhouse & Bowes (Raleigh, NC)



Page 1
Chapel Hill Sep. 7 1859

William Percival Esq.
Architect & Civil Engineer

Dear Sir,

We the undersigned after making measurements from Boundary A. along Franklin St. to the intersection of the first cross street west of Columbia St. illegible to the intersection of the college avenue and along said college avenue to Columbia St. and there down Columbia St. to where it is intersected by Franklin St.— that it will take 7544 feet of pipe when laid. This amount with the additional length necessary of pipe to connect with the college works will make 8464, equal one mile, one half and 544 feet of pipe when laid and will require a Gas Holder of double the capacity as proposed for the College works, larger pipes near and about

Page 2
the Gas works and 50 metres being the approximate number of the houses in the village likely to use Gas. The estimated cost of the works would be $7000. Our estimate as accepted by you for the college works is $6000 (independent of Gas fitting and fixtures as named in specifications) making whole capital stock required $13.000.

Respectfully submitted

Waterhouse & Bowes